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What We Stand For

The basis of the activities of FYEG is our political work on a European level, in a European political space. This is not limited to lobbying inside the European Parliament. No, FYEG is also involved on a street level, running campaigns together with its Member Organisations. At the same time it is not afraid of lifting topics and relevant questions from the local organisations, supporting them and spreading them throughout the network.

Once every year FYEG hosts a formal meeting, the General Assembly, where the MOs, through their delegates, decide on policy and strategy and elect an Executive Committee (EC). The EC board of 7 people is elected to serve for a year and EC members can serve 3 terms consecutively. The Executive Committee leads and coordinates activities of the Federation. There is no leadership hierarchy inside the EC, rather a flat structured and gender balanced committee. They are assisted by a full time paid Secretary General since 1999.

The opinions and statements of FYEG are based on the political platform, which is discussed and updated each year during our General Assembly.


If you're from the press and want to contact us, go to CONTACT US and contact one of our spokespersons.

Political Platform & Policy papers

Here you can find the FYEG policy papers, the political platform being the most important one. All policy papers are all adopted by our General Assebly, starting in 2008.


Hungarian government delivers another blow to academic freedoms in Europe

Oct 26, 2018

The Central European University was founded in 1991 in order to respond to the challenges that Central European societies were facing after the fall of the iron curtain.These efforts were not enough....

No CO2 cuts? No EU subsidies!

Oct 8, 2018

The new IPCC special report on climate change leaves us with good and bad news.The good news is that climate science confirms that it's still possible to keep global warming within 1.5c. The bad news...

You have the right to decide about your future, go vote!

Sep 29, 2018

On Sunday 30 September, Macedonia will hold a referendum asking citizens the following question: "Are you for EU and NATO membership by accepting the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and...

Stay strong, activists in Hambach! - Last stand against the coal

Sep 17, 2018

We are outraged to hear that the authorities in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) have ordered the eviction of a peaceful citizen’s occupation of Hambach Forest. We call for...

September 8: Rise with us and grab the power!

Sep 7, 2018

Between September 12 and September 14, mayors, local authorities, NGOs and businesses will meet in San Francisco, the United States, for the Global Climate Action Summit. While they meet, we join...

Opre Roma! Europe must stop the racist attacks in Ukraine and Italy!

Aug 2, 2018

Today, on August 2nd, on the occasion of the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, we stand in solidarity with Roma across Europe who protest Europe’s continuous lack of action to protect Roma against...

EU-Japan Trade Agreement: we demand people before profits!

Jul 24, 2018

On Tuesday 17 July, Presidents Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk signed trade agreement JEFTA on behalf of European Union, a new free trade agreement with Japan, the biggest economy the European...

Winners and losers in the 2018 World Cup

Jul 13, 2018

In a World Cup there is no right or wrong. It is all about winning and staying, or losing and leaving. However, we all know that losing  is always worse. After Germany’s unexpected exit,...

Don’t give up, friends in Turkey!

Jun 25, 2018

On 24th of June, Turkey held snap presidential and parliamentary elections. Both took place under a state of emergency declared after 15th of July 2016 with a high voter turnout at almost 87%. ...

Refugee Day: Stop Deportations to Afghanistan!

Jun 20, 2018

European countries are deporting back young Afghans who have never set foot in the country, or not lived there since they were infants. European countries are deporting back mothers and fathers who...

CAP Reform: Radical Transformation Needed!

Jun 11, 2018

On Friday 1st June, European Commissioner Phil Hogan presented the plans of the European Commission to reform the EU Common Agricultural Policy. With its proposal, the European Commission is failing...

¡Adiós, Rajoy!

Jun 1, 2018

Today the Spanish Parliament has voted a no-confidence motion presented by the leader of the socialist party (PSOE), Pedro Sánchez, against the conservative Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy (PP). One...

Ireland has spoken: the time of oppressive Eighth amendment is over!

May 27, 2018

An end to 35-year struggle for Irish women’s right to self-determination and to safe, legal abortion is at last now in sight!With the turnout being highest in country’s history and hitting the...

GDPR - our privacy is not for sale, anymore!

May 22, 2018

This week is very special for European citizens regarding the protection of their data. First, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect this Friday. Second, Facebook...

The fight is not over yet!

May 17, 2018

Today, on May 17, 2018, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, we proudly celebrate recent legal victories for LGBTQI rights, while continuing to stand in solidarity with...